Monique Elias Spider Guard 11 - Omoplata Sweep to Triangle Choke

Monique Elias Spider Guard 11 - Omoplata Sweep to Triangle Choke

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Monique does her omoplata sweep again, as shown before, and establishes the top position with the arm trapped between her legs. Again, she grabs the triceps and turns toward the head, swinging her leg over as well. She places it underneath the head and locks her triangle by grabbing her shin. Next she rolls over her shoulder and locks the triangle with her legs to finish the submission from her back.


Monique Elias Spider Guard 10 - Omoplata Sweep to Armbar

Monique Elias Spider Guard 10 - Omoplata Sweep to Armbar

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Monique sets up her omoplata and sweeps as she did before, but now when she lands on top, she keeps the arm trapped in her leg and grabs hold of the triceps. She posts her other hand on the mat and uses it to help her spin around toward the head. She places her top foot under the head and her other foot over the shoulder. From here she can lay back with the arm and raise her hips to finish the armbar.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 9 - Omoplata Sweep

Monique Elias Spider Guard 9 - Omoplata Sweep

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Monique locks up the omoplata as before, and as she sits up to reach for the belt, her opponent rolls forward to defend. Monique follows and ends up on top with the biceps locked between her thigh and calf. She grabs her opponent's head, and now releases the trapped arm in order to establish side control.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 8 - Straight Armbar from Omoplata

Monique Elias Spider Guard 8 - Straight Armbar from Omoplata

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Monique sets up her omoplata as she showed in the previous position, but her opponent is defending and not letting her finish. Monique releases her collar grip and wraps her arm around the elbow. She plants her foot on the mat and escapes her hips toward her opponent's head, and brings her leg on top of the arm, pinching it with her legs. She adjusts her grips on the arm, and pulls it while extending her hips to finish the armbar.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 7 - Omoplata from De La Riva Guard

Monique Elias Spider Guard 7 - Omoplata from De La Riva Guard

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Monique is playing her spider guard with the cross collar and sleeve grips, her foot in the biceps and a De La Riva hook. She kicks her opponent's far leg away, and pulls pulls on the collar and sleeve, breaking the posture. She shoots her leg up for the triangle as she did before, but her opponent defends by putting her arm inside. Monique pulls the sleeve and switches her hips to the side of the De La Riva hook. Now she can throw her hook leg over the shoulder to lock the omoplata. Now she reaches over the back to grab the belt, and sits up to finish the submission.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 6 - Triangle Choke from De La Riva Guard

Monique Elias Spider Guard 6 - Triangle Choke from De La Riva Guard

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Monique has both sleeve grips and makes a De La Riva hook. She kicks her opponent's other leg back and pulls the sleeves, stretching her arms and breaking her posture. Now she raises her hips and throws her leg up behind her opponent's neck to bite down on the triangle. She drags the arm across her body and locks the triangle with her other leg to finish the choke. She can also do this position using the collar and sleeve grip.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 5 - Back Roll Sweep when Opponent is Passing

Monique Elias Spider Guard 5 - Back Roll Sweep when Opponent is Passing

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In a variation from her previous sweep, Monique now shows how she uses the back roll to sweep her opponent while trying to pass. Her opponent has taken off the De La Riva hook, and worked her way to Monique's side, looking to establish the pass. While keeping her foot in the biceps leg stretched, Monique times her back roll to use her opponent's momentum, and sweeps her, landing in side control or north south position.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 4 - Back Roll Sweep from De La Riva Guard

Monique Elias Spider Guard 4 - Back Roll Sweep from De La Riva Guard

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Monique has her lasso guard and her opponent stands up with a good base, so Monique puts her free foot in the biceps, and removes her lasso, swinging her leg to the De La Riva guard. Pushing off her feet, Monique uses her core to spin toward her De La Riva hook. As she spins, she stretches her foot in the biceps, and uses the momentum to sweep her opponent backward. She rolls back over her shoulder and lands in the mount.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 3 - Lasso Guard Sweep with Feet Crossed

Monique Elias Spider Guard 3 - Lasso Guard Sweep with Feet Crossed

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Monique sets up the lasso guard and her opponent is working to pass, so she puts her other foot across her shin. When her opponent goes to her side, Monique swims her arm to the far shin, and spins herself so she is underneath and in a north south position. Now she can stretch her legs to sweep her opponent forward, and come up to side control.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 2 - Lasso Guard Sweep when Opponent Knee Cuts

Monique Elias Spider Guard 2 - Lasso Guard Sweep when Opponent Knee Cuts

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Monique sets up her lasso guard again and is looking for her sweep, but her opponent pushes her leg to the mat and steps over to knee cut. Monique stretches her lasso leg to give her more power, and makes the grip on her opponent's knee. Now she can easily kick her lasso leg to the side and sweep her opponent, coming up to side control as before.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 1 - Basic Lasso Guard Sweep

Monique Elias Spider Guard 1 - Basic Lasso Guard Sweep

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In this series, Monique Elias, who is Black Belt World Champion and wife of Mario Reis, shows us some of her favorite techniques from the spider guard. She begins with both sleeve grips and one foot on her opponent's hip. She brings her other leg over the arm to make her lasso hook, and her other hand releases the sleeve and grabs the pants outside the knee. Now she turns her hips toward the knee grip, and creates the leverage she needs to turn back hard the other way, and sweep her opponent. As she comes up, she lets go of the sleeve grip to control the head, and she establishes side control.

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 11 - Omoplata when Opponent Steps Over and Crosses the Knee

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 11 - Omoplata when Opponent Steps Over and Crosses the Knee

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Xande is playing the classic guard, and his opponent pushes the knee down, steps over the leg and crosses his knee to start knee cutting. As he did in the guard retention drills, Xande pulls the sleeve and places his foot on the hip. His opponent reacts by standing and pulling away, so Xande places his other foot on the hip, and now he is in perfect position to hit the omoplata, just as he did in the last technique.